Plan aims to improve quality of life in northeast corridor

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A plan is in the works to change part of the east side and improve the lives of the nearly 30,000 people who call the northeast corridor home.

The corridor runs from near 10th and College all the way up toward 56th and Emerson. It includes more than a dozen different neighborhoods.

Organizers say they have spent the past 16 months talking to more than 900 people in those neighborhoods to find out what they wanted to see improved.

Officials used that information to develop a plan focused on everything from business growth to education, health care, jobs, and safety.

“The purpose of the plan is to empower neighbors to create change – building the capacity of neighbors so they can participate, so they know how to find their councilors, so they know where to go for health care. That’s the quality of life plan, empowering them to create change,” Amandula Anderson, UNEC Executive Director, told 24-Hour News 8.

The United Northeast Community Development Corporation has partnered with other companies on this project.

 

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